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Polymer Clay miniature creation as good as the real

Look again if you think these are food, they are all handmade by Alma using polymer clay and all of them are smaller than palm size in 1 : 12 scale.

We are honoured to get in touch with this talented miniature clay artist Alma and read on to find out  the tips she shared to make miniatures food more realistic.

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Jewelry artist Natasa turn polymer clay into world class jewelry pieces

This month we have an interview with talented Polymer clay and jewellery  artist Natasha from Slovenia whom makes beautiful beads as well as gorgeous jewellery in which she incorporates her beads.

Natasa from mountain pearl

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

Greetings! My name is Natasa…, and I’m from Slovenia.I can truthfully say about myself, that I was born to create, however my early life took me on a totally different path. I graduated from college with a degree in economics, and I worked as an economist for many years.

As a young girl I always liked to create, decorate and make beautiful arrangements. I used different materials and at the end I was always pleased with the outcome. I was excited whenever I could use my imagination and create things with my hands.

As a teenager, I painted on silk and glass, but my best friend was always a pencil. I loved sketching portraits and still do to this day. All these years I made my own jewelry which I still love to wear.
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Welcome to Emily’s bakery

We’re fortunate to be able to catch up with Emily, from the Netherlands who create amazing, amazing sweet and savory gourmet from her bakery. Welcome to Emi’s bakery.

emily leens emi's bakery

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

Hey there! My name is Emily Leenes and I run “Emi’s Bakery”. I’m 21 years old and I live in The Netherlands where I study for my master’s degree in Pedagogy. In my free time I like to be creative and make miniatures from polymer clay and other materials.

I’m self-taught and have not had any formal training or classes. I learn by trial and error, observing the object I want to recreate in miniature and make use of online tutorials.
I have always been in love with miniatures and dollhouses and own a handmade dollhouse myself.

When I was little I used to decorate that dollhouse with Playmobile, that was also the time when I first got in touch with polymer clay as I used to make little snacks and accessories for my Playmobile family. I rediscovered the world of polymer clay miniatures in 2013.

One day, while watching videos on YouTube, I found a few channels with all sorts of polymer clay food tutorials; I immediately became enthusiastic and decided that I wanted to give it another try and I got hooked ever since.

The main reason I picked the name “Emi’s Bakery” is because one of my wishes/goals is to create a bakery room box one day. As a child I had the wish to open my own real cakery/tea room with my own pastries, cakes and treats, I still cherish this dream and therefor want to realize it in miniature.

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Dina – making realistic miniature food

Our guest for this interview is clay expert Dina, an incredibly talented clay artist who has been making realistic clay miniatures since 2003. Dina teaches classes for both adults and kids. She has been recently published in a very famous magazine in Bahrain ‘Woman this month’ about her work.

dina okba

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

My name is Dina; I’m an Egyptian interior designer. I am also a mother of two wonderful children, a boy and a girl. I am married to a wonderful husband who helps and encourages me a lot.

I grew up in an artistic family. My father and my two brothers also love art but in different ways. I started working with clay in early 2003, when I moved to Bahrain with my family.

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Winnie Chong – make cute things cuter!

We were lucky enough to catch up with Winnie Chong, a Hong Kong miniature clay artist who has rocked many beautiful miniatures creations. We’ve the privilege to showcase nice stash of photos exclusively just with you! Find out how she get started and manage to turn hobby into a full time business!

Winnie Chong Miniature expert

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

Hi, everyone! I am Winnie Chong from Hong Kong. Like many lifelong passions, my fond relationship with the miniatures & faked food creations began when I was a child. I still remember my first miniature collectible was a pair of embroidered shoes. I have been buying & collecting lot of miniatures from the open market since then. At the same time, I started to learn of making the mini clay flowers & clay food at some short-term hobby & crafts classes, as I can make my desired size & shapes to fit my display. Internet & Youtube are so helpful that I can find lot of advices & tutorials there. Similar to many other handcrafters, I am self-taught & learn by trial and error.

I enjoy very much during making my creations & really want to share these with others. I believed everyone would love the minis which will not occupy much space & cute enough to be wearable for bringing along anywhere.

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Agatha Wang talented clay craft artist

Agatha Wang, an artist who make amazing clay works!  find out how she get started in clay craft from hobby to commissioned work!

agatha polymer clay artist

Tell us about your background:

My name is Agatha Wang and I studied my undergraduate degree in Marine Science in Sabah, Malaysia before coming to the UK to study for my masters at Cardiff University in Computer Science. Both have shaped my work and business in equal measures.

First experience with clay/ how you got started with clay:

My brother, Simon Peter, discovered the clay crafts workshop and suggested to me to give it a try. It was a painful yet interesting experience as I hadn’t realized that I’d signed up for an advance workshop! The horoscopes were my first crafts that I made with air dry clay and I was only able to finish a few of them in the workshop before I came to the UK.
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Petra – Mom of 2 and a talented clay craft artist

It is our honor to be able to interview Petra, who is mother of 2, and a super talented clay craft artist who creates beautiful fantasy figures and miniatures.

petra polymer clay artist from surabaya

Tell us about your background :

Hi, I come from Surabaya, Indonesia. Art n craft has become a part of me since I was little. Various types of craft skills have been tried since childhood until today. In the last, I found clay as a means of creativity. Start from the curiosity, I began more serious to pursue and learn to create things that I want with my own way. I did a lot of experiments to make some 3D shapes from my sketches or 2D pictures. Mostly I like to make figures and miniatures. In 2011 to 2012, I wrote two clay books. My first book was Clay dalam Bingkai, and the second was Clay Figure. Until now I still continue to learn many things about clay. And yes… I love claying so much.

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First experience with clay/ how you get started with clay :

I started my experience with clay a few years ago when I saw my piano student have a 2D small doll that she made from air dry clay. Following my curiosity, I tried to buy the air dry clay and made clay dolls on my own. At that time I was not familiar with clay books and tutorials on youtube, so I tried it myself with a lot of failures. From the many failures, I finally began to recognize the nature and character of clay that I use, so now I can form whatever I want with clay .
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Kristin Anderson – self taught artist who creates amazing 3D wall art

It is our honor to be able to interview Kirstin Anderson, a great self-taught polymer clay artist from Canada.

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Tell us about your background :

I am a self-taught artist from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. I create 3 dimensional wall art out of polymer clay, air dry clay and recently paper clay. It started out as a hobby in 2009. I started selling in 2011 and began exhibiting in galleries in 2012.

red violet sakura polymer clay

First experience with clay/ how you get started with clay :

In 2009, I wanted a Japanese cherry blossom tree for our front yard but I found out they don’t grow in Alberta. I sculpted one out of polymer clay, baked it and glued it onto canvas so that my small children couldn’t reach it. I chose polymer clay because my kids could use it if the artwork experiment didn’t work out. I began to study cake decorating books and adapted some of the techniques to polymer clay.
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